“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” Aristotle Onassis
This was a short week due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday and to be honest, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Angelina and I had “daaaays” off this week which allowed us to refresh our tired minds and bodies. People often say that teachers get way too many breaks but truthfully teaching and counseling are very draining emotionally, spiritually as well as physically. We spend most of the work day acting like another person it’s enough to believe in the idea of having a split personality.
We decided to get our feet done and drink a couple of Sangrias at our favorite nail place. Smile!
When I was younger I remember my mom would come home Friday afternoon, after a long work week and tell us kids, “don’t even ask me to go anywhere because all I’m going to do this weekend is stay in my pajamas and read.”
Today, I completely get what my mom was feeling.
One of the hard parts about time off is having to go back to work. I’m sure all of us enjoy some aspect of our job but by Friday, all I want to do is take out the imaginary pencil from my loosely fitted bun and sit on the sofa like J. Lo in On the 6.
When I come home from work, I take a shower, put on a pair of loosely fitted shorts and T shirt and imagine myself as Jennifer. Since Friday is usually a no shampoo hair day, I run my fingers through it as I massage my scalp. Then I slowly brush it to the side of my shoulder and work my fingers to the end; I clip the ends with my fingers only to find that I have split ends.
It’s not something I want to deal with at the moment so I go into my room and shut the door. Reality can wait until Saturday when I’m free as a bird.